West African Worlds

West African Worlds : Paths Through Socio-Economic Change, Livelihoods and Development

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West African Worlds provides a critical assessment of social, economic and political change in Africa's most populous and arguably most externally focused region. With an emphasis on globalisation and modernisation, case studies and commentary are integrated throughout to highlight the concerns and issues of the region.Enriched by an impressive mix of West African voices, this text combines theory and application with policy and practice to address socio-economic change, the pursuit of livelihoods, and development within West Africa.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 16mm | 539.78g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0130259497
  • 9780130259493

Table of contents

Paths Through Socio-Economic Change, Livelihoods and Development in West African WorldsReginald Cline-Cole West Africa's Political Economy in the 21st Century: Retrospect and Prospect Adebayo Olukoshi Portraying West Africa's Children: Moral Panics and Globalisation Elsbeth Robson Fictional Worlds, Symbolism and Struggles of (Under-)Development? Kolawole Omotoso's `The Combat' Abioseh Michael Porter Urban Bias, Redistribution, and State Collapse: The Lessons of Sierra Leone J. Barry Riddell Expanding the frontiers of West African Integration: Economic and Security RegionalismDavid J Francis Transformations in Regional Agriculture and Family FarmingCamilla Toulmin and Bara Gueye The social relations of economic life and networks of civic engagement: `Social capital' and targeted development in West Africa Fergus Lyon and Gina Porter Changing Time, Changing Times: Work, Time and Space in Britain and West Africa in the 19th and 20th CenturiesKen Swindell State-Building, National Integration, Gender and Economic Development in Emergent Regional DemocraciesJimmy D. Kandeh and Joyce A. Kannan Development, planning, and agricultural knowledge on the Central Plateau of Burkina FasoSimon P.J.Batterbury Conclusion: West African futures?Reginald Cline-Cole and Elsbeth Robsonshow more